There are many ways of losing weight, such as; dieting. Exercising, fasting and eating the right foods.
You can also speed up the weight loss process by drinking herbal teas and tonics. These help your body to tap into its fat reserve for energy. Many people are looking to lose weight and get healthy, and drinking fat burning teas can help achieve that.
Let’s take a look at some of the best teas for weight loss;
Black tea undergoes prolonged oxidation or fermentation process, thus it affects its polyphenols make-up. Black tea contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallates) and theaflavins.
According to a review published in Molecules, polyphenol form when black tea leaves are oxidized and they may offer weight loss benefits.
Also, black tea contains high concentration of caffeine. A cup of black tea contains about 47 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine speed up body metabolism process and when this occurs it triggers fat burning process.
Green tea is the most common type of tea with numerous health benefits. Green tea is packed with Catechin and caffeine as these compounds are found to play key role in weight loss.
According to a review published in 2017, Nutrition Hosptalaria, green tea was only effective for weight loss when it was combined with about 80 to 300 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per day. Students have reported that caffeine must be present with EGCG to aid weight loss, because a stimulated nervous system is needed for optimal results.
Similar study involving 10 men who were obese were given 300mg of EGCG in supplement form for three days. From the findings, it showed that 300mg of EGCG boosted fat reduction.
This is simply a combination of green and black tea. It contains a mixture of polyphenols; Catechins (present in green tea) and theaflavin ( present in black tea). Past review claims that oolong tea contains caffeine that lead to weight loss.
A small study involving 12 participants that was published in December 2020 in Nutrients found that men without obesity who drank oolong tea at breakfast and lunch saw 20% boost in post-meal fat burn as after 14 days while men who drank caffeine beverage saw similar result .Still, they didn’t burn as much fat during sleep when compared to the oolong tea drinkers.
This is super concentrated form of green tea which has been used by months for centuries. It contains healing properties and can speed fat burning by up to 4 times than the usual amount.
Matcha is made from the leaves of a young green tea plant that are hand-picked, steamed dried and ground into a fine green powder. All you need is to mix the powder with hot water.
It offers some numerous health benefits like boosting your immunity, improve cognitive performance, and enhance exercise induced fat oxidation.
Matcha is an excellent sources of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallates) a plant-based polyphenol with powerful antioxidant properties. Matcha contains higher concentration of EGCG that the regular green tea, thereby increasing its metabolism and thermogenic effect in the body.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that green tea with caffeine significantly lower body mass index (BMI), body weight and weight circumference compared to caffeine-free green tea.
How to make Matcha Tea
Heat filtered water to about 80-100 degree Centigrade. Combine 1 cup of water with a small scoop of Matcha. Whisk the mixture until you have a bit of foam, then sip and enjoy.
White tea is light with delicate flavor. It has high anti-inflammatory and fat burning EGCG. These compounds boost shedding extra fat.
Other types of weight loss teas include;
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
This is one of the most powerful remedies known to man. It contains acetic acid which has been claimed to promote weight loss.
Mix a tablespoon of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar into ice water, and drink with each meal. This strengthens the stomach in breaking down food and allows you to tap into your own fat stores for energy.
This tea speeds up weight loss as it contains an antioxidant called tiliroside. This helps to lower inflammation in the body which gets rid of water weight.
Freshly sliced ginger can be added to a pan and boiled into hot water. This spicy drink triggers themogenesis or a warming of the body for weight loss. It also contains gingerol, which is a super health booster.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice can be added to water to make hot or cold tea. The citric acid triggers fat burning at the cellular level by reducing insulin resistance.
Peppermint tea has a calming effect which lowers stress levels and improves digestion. Lowering stress and anxiety is very important for speeding up weight loss.
Freshly harvested dandelion can be stepped in hot water to make a herbal drink. This drink reduces blood sugar level which is very important to lose weight.
This is a very red tea made from hibiscus flowers. It contains some powerful antioxidants and enzymes which help the body to break down foods in the stomach. It also boosts liver health.
This taste different to peppermint tea and comes from a different genus of the plant. This is delicious and reduces blood sugar while losing weight.